Erskine Chapel Strengthening Project, NZ

Completion Date: 

September 2020

Key Products Used:

Project Details:

The Erskine Chapel sits on the site of the former Erskine College in Island Bay, Wellington.

It was designed by John Sydney Swan, one of Wellington’s most important architects of the early twentieth century.

The chapel has exceptional architectural, historical and social significance and as such, is listed as a Heritage New Zealand Category 1 Historic Place and recognised in the Wellington City Council Heritage List.

The Chapel is now the centrepiece of a major housing & apartment complex on the 1.8ha site, developed by The Wellington Company.

During 2020, Rockbond worked with Johnson Bros from Featherston on the seismic upgrade of this iconic landmark.

The upgrade project involved the increasing the building’s structural rating to 67% NBS, including strengthening unreinforced masonry buttresses with steel, tying back other unreinforced masonry, strengthening gable end walls with steel rods and installing new steel diaphragms.

Rockbond supplied over 60 tonne of 1.04 GP Grout-Plus into this project, to grout between the new steel members and the original masonry structure. We also supplied a wide range of other structural repair products for the many and various repairs required onsite.

Project Partners:

  • Johnson Bros Featherston 2002 Ltd
  • Egmont Dickson
  • Fix Concrete Ltd

Rockbond SCP

Freephone 0800 76 25 26
Phone 04 568 5401
Email sales@rockbond.co.nz

Address

7 Te Puni Street, Petone
PO Box 38 526
Wellington 5045 

Rockbond SCP

Freephone 0800 76 25 26
Phone 04 568 5401
Email sales@rockbond.co.nz

Address

7 Te Puni Street, Petone
PO Box 38 526
Wellington 5045